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A Tale of Lost Times (1964)

Skazka o poteryannom vremeni (original title)
Kind and instructive tale of four evil wizards who decided to regain youth. But for this it was necessary to find people aimlessly waste their time. Luck smiled on them! They met four ... See full summary »

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Older Petia Zubov
Grisha Plotkin ...
Younger Petia Zubov
Sergei Martinson ...
Older Prokofi Prokofyevich
Evgeniy Sokolov ...
Younger Prokofi Prokofyevich (as Zhenya Sokolov)
Georgiy Vitsin ...
Older Andrei Andreyevich
Sergei Karponosov ...
Younger Andrei Andreyevich (as Seryozha Karponosov)
Irina Murzayeva ...
Older Anna Ivanovna
Zinaida Kukushkina ...
Younger Anna Ivanovna (as Zina Kukushkina)
Valentina Telegina ...
Older Avdotya Petrovna
Tatyana Dontsenko ...
Younger Avdotya Petrovna (as Tanya Dontsenko)
Lyudmila Shagalova ...
Older Marusya
Vera Volkova ...
Younger Marusya
Rina Zelyonaya ...
Older Nadya
Lidiya Konstantinova ...
Younger Nadya (as Lida Konstantinova)
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Older Vasya
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Kind and instructive tale of four evil wizards who decided to regain youth. But for this it was necessary to find people aimlessly waste their time. Luck smiled on them! They met four disorderly students. Wizards bewitched students and turned them into old people and themselves become children. But the students had one last chance - before sunset they had to find a home of wizards and move back magic arrows on the clock. Written by Laforto

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27 August 1964 (Soviet Union)  »

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Perhaps the tale of wasted time...
2 January 2017 | by (Russia) – See all my reviews

Do you know that every time you waste precious time there is an evil magician somewhere near you sweeping the minutes and hours you loose into his bag ? No ? Curious what evil magicians do with your wasted minutes and hours ? Then watch "The tale of wasted time" and don't be afraid that the time of watching this movie will be wasted. It's a very gently and kindly told story explaining to kids that wasted time is not only forever lost time, but is a food for all sort of misconstruction in social life. A light, fairy tale, using fairy tale language to explain important and serious existential thing (which explaining to kids otherwise would require a tedious and dull notation) movie. I remember this story was influencing me just right when I was a kid. How ? Watch it for incredible story twists.


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